Fake QSOs in Logs

The integrity of the WWFF program is based on trust. Trust that activators perform their operations in accordance with the Rules, without too much oversight.

Sometimes, however, that trust is misplaced… and where our attention is drawn to questionable behaviour, Team WWFF will take action, including retrospective invalidation of activities.

For some time, we have been monitoring the logs of a number of activators, where activities were being submitted with the same collection of chasers – but excluding any of the recognised Top Hunters, and with no evidence of the activation having taken place (no photos, no cluster spots etc).

The logs contained entries for Hunters that met the following criteria:

  • Hunter has multiple hunter QSOs, but with only a small number of Activators
  • Over 95% of hunter QSOs are with an Activator who is under investigation
  • Hunter has no QRZ page, or no content on a blank QRZ page
  • Hunter is not registered on WWFF.CO

I have, this morning flagged as suspicious 63 Hunter Callsigns, representing over 13,000 QSOs, claimed by two Activators (including when operating using known Club callsigns)… a further number of Hunter Callsigns claimed by those Activators are being reviewed; a number of other Activators are also under investigation.

I do not believe any genuine Hunters will be impacted by this – but anyone who unexpectedly finds a red triangle icon on the QSOs tab, should contact me.

Note: a small number (less than 100 in total) of QSOs attributed to other Activators have also been flagged… the expectation is that these are simply busted callsigns that have been incorrectly logged.

Given that the only person that these Activators are cheating are themselves, I do not understand this behaviour.

Edit to add (2021-12-07 17:18utc)

Updated figures: 17,729 QSOs from 88 “hunters” for the 2 activating operators (using their own calls plus club stations).

Activations 5B by 5B4AIX

Just to remind I go out every Tuesday Activating 5BFF-0002 , and in between to to go out and activate 5BFF-0003 when possible. Hope this helps with achieving the 3/5 area award scheme.. Good hunting .Activating 73/44..Noz 5B4AIX- Activator/Awards manager..

S5FF Slovenia offical start  of program 30.10.2021

S5FF Slovenia offical start  of program 30.10.2021

The S5FF team proudly announces that the national Flora Fauna program in Slovenia has been prepared ,officially set up and launched starting ufficialy on 30.october 2021.

Till now over 178 references of protected areas and parks were registered and has been assigned to their S5FF reference number.

S5FF team is set and operative. We plan major activites on referencies activation first full weekend in november to elebrate start  of national program in S5. Agenda will be followed out with posts to seek specific 5FF references and activitvations.   

The intention is to activating as much different S5FF referencies to celebate and promote S5FF Slovenia and WWFF program.

Thanks for support and hpope to sear you from our common shack… “Nature “ !!!

73 & 44  

S55G  Mike

S5FF Coordinator

GYPO ESW Achievement Certificates

A Get Your Park ON! Celebrating Earth Science Week special achievement certificate will be available for all Hunters working at least 25 different WWFF References and to Activators with successful activations (44 QSOs) from at least 7 different WWFF References. And as is normally permitted, multiple visits can be made to reach 44 QSOs for a successful activation. This is for QSO made October 9-17, 2021.


  1. Increments of 25 references worked (50, 75, 100, etc.)
  2. Increments of 7 references activated (14, 21, etc)
  3. Special Event Stations, working 10
  4. Special Event Station Clean Sweep: 12

Request a certificate by email to n9mm@arrl.net

First activation of S5FF-0056 Dolina Vipave

S55G/p @S5FF-0056 Dolina Vipave

short escape from home due have some extra free time

Nice few hours spent on banks of Vipava river near my qth..

operating time +/-2 h 31min – 190 qso loged

62 QSO on 20m & 128 qso on 40m from 30 DXCC countries

Nice sunny weather ….nice activation…..but unhappy due expect ending before 13.30 gmt – company meeting at 14h…forced to start packing and moving toward ..job.

Gear : ICOM IC-7000

antenna MFJ whip 1979 + 4x5m ground radials on 20m + allthose and combined base load coil +4x10m groud radials

Thanks to all corispondents for all QSOs…

Hope to hear you again on nex reference activation

73 & 44 S55G Mike

Morda je slika naslednjega: besedilo, ki pravi »Flora Fauna activation S55G/p protected area Slovenija Ref .N° S5FF-0056 Dolina Vipave JN65UV«
Morda je slika naslednjega: narava in drevo
Morda je slika naslednjega: na prostem

Morda je slika naslednjega: jezero, drevo, trava in narava

Morda je slika naslednjega: zemljevid in nebo
Morda je slika naslednjega: besedilo, ki pravi »S55G JN65UV 9A 6 DL 3 EA 26 UR 27 w 23 Ukraine Croatia Deutschland Spain Ireland Belarus 5 USA El 5 EU 28 YL 1 Latvia 1 2 29 YO 30 YU Romania 3 9 Serbia 8 GI France + England Northern Ireland Wales 9 GW 2 10 HA 11 HB9 12 3 13 36 Hungary Switzerland Italy Luxembourg Bulgaria Finland 1 3 5 Czech Rep. 15 oH 16 OK 17 OM 18 ON 19 Oz 2 Slovakia 4 13 1 Belgium Denmark Netherlands Slovenia 20 PA 21S5 S5 3 7 Sweden 2«
Morda je slika naslednjega: besedilo, ki pravi »S55G -JN65UV log start 14-0ct-2021 10.42 log end 14-0ct-2021, 13.29 operating period 2 hours 47 min operating time 2 hours 47 min off time 0 hours 0 min 190 Σ QSOs Phone 190 Band 40m 20m cW 0 QSO 128 62 Phone Digi 128 62 0 Σ Gridsquares Σ Gridfields Σ Countries 101 12 30«

S5FF-0088 Štanjel – jedro

New fiirst time activation from SFF Flora Fauna reference S5FF-0088 Štanjel – jedro

also WCA castle award S5-00278 Štanjel / St.Angelo castle at JN65WT was done 11.10.2021

6hours with 2x +/-1 hour od pause -unexpected visits and batery and antenna change… in total 304 QSO in Log -124 on 40m and 169 on 20m nice for FIRST activation of S5FF-0088 Štanjel -jedro .

Windy day with moderate to strong Gale winds from NE ..chilly….. but suuny…. great day on opening…between Karst pine trees…

In 6h and 41 minutes of QRV I managed to make 304 QSO on SSB mode (170 on 20m and 134 on 40m SSB) from 40 different Dxcc countries .

Radio equipment

ICOM IC-7000 with 40-50w on bateries

Antenna MFJ whip 1979 with 2x 5m radials on 20m and on 40m with base load coil combined with aditional 2x10m radials

Logger N1MM

Nice activation..


S55G/š Mike

Morda je slika naslednjega: drevo in narava
Antenna 20m MFJ-1979 whip +8x 5m radial – radio ICOM IC7000 50w
Morda je slika naslednjega: 1 oseba, na prostem in drevo
S55G/p @S5FF-0088 Štanjel- jedro /Stanjel castle
Morda je slika naslednjega: zemljevid in besedilo, ki pravi »Grenlandija Norvesko morje Islandija Labradorsko morje Norveška Rusija Severni Atlantik Portugalska Kazahstan Kuba Maroko Turčija Tunizija Portoriko Mongolija Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Karibsko aragva Zahodna Alžirija Sirija Irak Libija Egipt Afganistan Mavretanija Mali Venezuela Gvajana Surinam Kitajska Kolumbija Niger Saydska Arabija Čad Sudan Oman Nigerija Indija Jemen Mjanmar Južni Sudan Arabskomorje Somalija republika South ChinaSea Vietnam Tajskizalv LaccadiveS Malezija Bližniičnetipke Podatkinazemljevd«
QSO origins
Morda je slika naslednjega: besedilo, ki pravi »S55G JN65WT log start 11-0ct-2021,08.15 log end 11-0ct-2021 14.56 operating period 6 hours 41 min operating time 6 hours 41 min off time Σ QSOs 0 hours 0 min 304 Phone 304 Band 40m 20m cw 0 QSO 134 170 Phone Digi 134 170 Σ Gridsquares Σ Gridfields 151 20 Σ Countries 40«
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